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dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
underscore - underline; emphasize
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
monotony - sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; ADJ. monotonous; CF. monotone
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words