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::: underlying - lying below; fundamental
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
::: codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify
::: insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot