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orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
entreat - plead; ask earnestly
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.