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::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
::: arable - fit for growing crops; Ex. arable land
::: stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
::: solicitor - lawyer in the lower court of law
::: gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
::: culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
::: flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
::: tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation