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pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
expound - explain
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
drivel - nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
affiliation - joining; associating with
cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware