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thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
lexicon - dictionary
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
convene - come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist