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doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
frolicsome - prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky