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mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
swindler - cheater
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
certitude - certainty
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry