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catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill