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::: mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
::: tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
::: mischance - ill luck
::: fathomless - too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
::: prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
::: impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take