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::: underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: hackneyed - commonplace; trite
::: dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
::: gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
::: catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: immutable - unchangeable
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs