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::: submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
::: disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
::: devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
::: inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
::: exiguous - small in amount; minute
::: genre - particular variety of art or literature
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence