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subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
premonitory - serving to warn
speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented