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derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
sprightly - lively
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
truism - self-evident truth