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fidelity - loyalty; accuracy
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
scanty - meager; insufficient
pretext - excuse
conifer - pine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
retinue - following; attendants
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner