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ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
nugatory - worthless; futile
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
multiplicity - state of being numerous or multiple; large number; Ex. multiplicity of details; ADJ. multiple: of more than one element
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)