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superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula