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altercation - noisy quarrel
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
swindler - cheater
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.