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equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
disinclination - unwillingness
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree