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perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize