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automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
inviolable - secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
adage - wise saying; proverb
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
itinerary - plan of a trip; record of a trip