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::: blandishment - flattery
::: valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
::: cohesion - tendency to keep together
::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: inanimate - lifeless; not animate
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
::: obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position