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obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
analogous - comparable; similar