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perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
mollify - soothe an angry person