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extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
spoof - parody
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
saturate - soak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity
opportune - timely; well-chosen
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe