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rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
plumber - one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
bookish - fond of books and reading
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
hovel - shack; small wretched house
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse