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credo - creed
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry