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doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
pseudonym - pen name; fictitious name assumed by an author; ADJ. pseudonymous
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
concordat - formal agreement
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment