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perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
abate - subside or moderate
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
plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
default - failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer