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Word Within the Word 36,37,38,39,40

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a priori
from observation
a posteriori
from observation
parthenogenesis
unfertilized birth
assonance
vowel repetition
objurgation
rebuke
demotic
of the common people
soporific
sleep-inducing
internecine
mutually destructive
sesquipedalian
very long (words)
sui generis
unique
plutocracy
government of wealthy
delineate
to outline
dichotomy
two-part division
epiphany
revelation
tortuous
twisting
thanatopsis
view of death
vacuous
stupidly empty of ideas
lucubration
late studying
ex cathedra
from the throne
legerdemain
sleight of hand
suspiration
deep sigh
nepotism
favoritism to relatives
synoptic
general in view
lionize
treat as a celebrity
assiduous
persevering
subterfuge
evasive dodge
bon vivant
indulger in luxury
saturnine
gloomy and remote
sedentary
sitting
pusillanimous
small-minded
syllogism
three-part deduction
metonyomy
association name
anaphora
repetition in successive phrases
bowdlerize
censor prudishly
locus classicus
classical example
reiterate
repeat
desultory
rambling
funambulist
tightrope walker
lyssophobia
fear of insanity
idee fixe
obsession
schism
division
apotheosis
raising to god status
precursor
forerunner
cosmology
study of the universe
euphony
beautiful sound
prolix
tediously wordy
narcissism
self-infatuation
miscreant
evil unbeliever
physiognomy
facial character
patrician
aristocratic
apostasy
desertion of principle
hedonism
devotion to pleasure
sententious
full of maxims
on the qui vive
on the alert
manumission
release from slavery
sanction
authorize
terra firma
firm land
synopsis
summary
colloquy
conversation
in loco parentis
in place of the parents
valediction
farewell speech
protagonist
leading person
maladroit
clumsy
stoicism
indifference to sensation
sarcophagus
stone coffin
ignominious
disgraceful
surrealistic
unrealistically imaginary
analects
selected writings
expository
explanatory
exegesis
critical interpretation
magnum opus
great work
moribund
dying
supercilious
scornful
diction
word choice
emissary
messenger