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::: derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
::: retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
::: headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
::: artifice - deception; trickery
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: inception - start; beginning
::: axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof
::: marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
::: dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
::: hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola