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vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
vicar - parish priest; representative