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platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.