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stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
muddle - confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around