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disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial