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extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
calamity - disaster; misery
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
paucity - scarcity; dearth
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory