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dissertation - formal essay; treatise
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
conglomerate - corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias