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dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort