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iota - very small quantity
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers