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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
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
inarticulate - speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly
drivel - nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense