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perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
resonant - (of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
rile - irritate; vex; muddy
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling