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paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
demerit - fault; bad quality
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
reprisal - retaliation