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::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
::: swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
::: decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
::: preeminent - outstanding; superior
::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
::: debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society