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dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
prototype - original work used as a model by others
aegis - shield; protection; defense
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
scrappy - quarrelsome
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech