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bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
remittance - remitting of money; amount of money remitted
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment