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::: osseous - made of bone; bony
::: soothsayer - one who foretells the future
::: illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
::: frail - weak; N. frailty
::: substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
::: repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
::: percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
::: gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful