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overturn - turn over; capsize; topple
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
malcontent - person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented