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reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
bogus - counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
philology - study of language or words