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::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: foolhardy - rash; reckless; foolishly daring
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
::: lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
::: larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny