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ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
omnipotent - all-powerful; having unlimited power
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation