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allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
reimburse - repay; pay back
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone