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::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
::: docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
::: shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: deign - condescend; stoop
::: commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature