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periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior