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discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text