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dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
pulchritude - beauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous
rotund - (of a person) fat and round
abridge - condense or shorten
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
hackneyed - commonplace; trite