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proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
prong - pointed projecting part
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism