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perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
havoc - widespread damage; disorder; chaos
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal