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plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
catastrophe - calamity ; disaster
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce