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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
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
concordat - formal agreement
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
confound - confuse; puzzle
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing