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adage - wise saying; proverb
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
botch - mismanage; blow
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)