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::: attest - testify; bear witness
::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
::: superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
::: subaltern - subordinate
::: forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
::: efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
::: contusion - bruise
::: apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism