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integrity - honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency