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::: aegis - shield; protection; defense
::: integrity - honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
::: detonation - explosion
::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
::: stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
::: enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard