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paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
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
truism - self-evident truth
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply