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perjury

the deliberate, willful giving of false, misleading, or incomplete testimony under oath

perspicuous

clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand

preposterous

contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd

trepidation

a state of alarm or dread; apprehension; an involuntary trembling

voluble

marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent

punctilious

strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct

aplomb

self-confident assurance

barrage

a heavy curtain of artillery fired in front of allies to protect them; overwhelming outpouring, as of words

cognizant

fully informed; conscious

collusion

a secret agreement between secretive parties

hegemony

predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others

nebulous

cloudy, misty, or hazy, lacking definite form or limits, vague

paradigm

one that serves as pattern or model, set or list of all in

unctuous

excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

urbane

notably polite or polished in manner; confident; fashionable

ambulatory

capable of walking; adapted for walking; moving about from place to place

brazen

acting or done in a very open and shocking way without shame or embarrassment; made of brass

din

a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor

ennui

a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction; boredom; a lack of spirit, enthusiasm, or interest

exonerate

to relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship; to clear from accusation or blame

inscrutable

not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood; difficult to understand; causing people to feel curious or confused

prognosticate

to foretell from signs or symptoms; to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy

schism

a division among the members of a group that occurs because they disagree on something; discord; disharmony

sedition

the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government; incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority

wizened

to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality; withered; shriveled

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