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::: ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
::: contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
::: pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
::: propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
::: epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: clientele - body of customers
::: warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee