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preamble - introductory statement
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
mollify - soothe an angry person
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats