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apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
procrastinate - postpone; delay or put off
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth