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premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.