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mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
warranted - justified; authorized
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
choreography - art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic