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sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
courier - messenger
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
chalice - goblet; consecrated cup