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runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
rational - (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace