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tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
increment - increase
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute