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effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
statute - law enacted by the legislature
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison