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elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
attest - testify; bear witness
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs