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tenet - doctrine; dogma
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
analogous - comparable; similar
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.