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::: tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
::: treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
::: jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
::: convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
::: concomitant - that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
::: bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly