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hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
trajectory - path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
germinate - cause to sprout; sprout
superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
demented - insane
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.