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::: fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
::: spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
::: defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
::: misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
::: bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
::: idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic