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::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
::: plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
::: replica - copy
::: threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
::: delve - dig; search deeply; investigate