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::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: inception - start; beginning
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
::: prank - mischievous trick
::: cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
::: induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
::: gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
::: ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
::: oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision