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figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
dignitary - person of high rank or position
cache - hiding place; V.
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.