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animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
authenticate - prove genuine
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
hereafter - life after death
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)