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::: euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
::: specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: indomitable - unconquerable; unyielding
::: inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
::: novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: conundrum - riddle; difficult problem