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oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used
aegis - shield; protection; defense
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction