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pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
implore - beg
behemoth - huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation