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extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious