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maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
nauseous - causing nausea; feeling nausea
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism