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schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive