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rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
pedagogy - teaching; art of education
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully