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magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
catastrophe - calamity ; disaster
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect