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paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
rescind - repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
edifice - building (of imposing size)
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)