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::: contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
::: preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
::: chicanery - trickery; deception
::: flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background