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sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
fidelity - loyalty; accuracy
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism