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platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
artifice - deception; trickery
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy