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contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
genre - particular variety of art or literature
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
ligneous - like wood
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth