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precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
adversary - opponent; enemy
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
mural - wall painting
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom