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circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
pedagogy - teaching; art of education
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
buffoonery - clowning
abolish - cancel; put an end to
congenital - existing at birth