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understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
cistern - reservoir or water tank
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
underlying - lying below; fundamental
irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
leonine - like a lion
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time