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primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
braggart - boaster; bragger
terminology - terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
acknowledge - recognize; admit
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies