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fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick