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blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
regatta - boat or yacht race
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction