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inosculate
(verb) to blend, unify
cynosure
(noun) something that is a center of attention
litotes
(noun) (rhetoric) understatement
obiter dictum
(noun) 1. (law) a collateral remark by a judge; 2. any incidental remark
quotidian
(adj) 1. commonplace, ordinary; 2. daily, recurring daily
quondam
(adj) former, one-time
debouch
(verb) to emerge
anlage
(noun) 1. foundation; 2. (biology) inclination, proclivity
mulct
(verb) to fine; hence, to deprive as by deceit
pelf
(noun) 1. spoil; stolen property; 2. money; lucre
oyer and terminer
(noun) (lit. "to hear & determine") used in England of commissions and in U.S. of similiar courts
et passim
here and there
passe partout
(noun) passing through all; a master key
plenary
(adj) fully, entire, complete
plenipotentiary
(noun) a representative of a government having full power to conduct business
ex officio
(adj and adv) by virtue of an office or position
without portfolio
(adj) not having a particular office or function
pari passu
(adv) with equal pace, in equal degree
oxymoron
(noun) a contradictory construction (e.g., tough love)
solecism
(noun) an ungramatical sentence; loosely, a minor blunder in speech