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parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
analogous - comparable; similar
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing