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indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
reprisal - retaliation
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive