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ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen