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appellation - name; title
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
skulduggery - (skullduggery) dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant