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auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
gibberish - nonsense; nonsensical or unintelligible talk or writing; babbling
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)