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inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
miscellany - mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
concatenate - link as in a chain
renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
truncate - cut the top off; shorten