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::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
::: legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
::: sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
::: ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
::: ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
::: antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
::: mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity