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explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.