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::: orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
::: shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
::: luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
::: undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
::: motto - brief statement used to express a principle