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::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
::: underscore - underline; emphasize
::: maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
::: astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
::: vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
::: perpetual - everlasting
::: immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
::: prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of