furtive

[fur-tiv]

adjective

Sly; shifty.

My coworker furtively closed one of the tabs on his browser that looked a lot like youporn…

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canonical

/kəˈnɒn ɪ kəl/

adjective

1 according to recognized or orthodox rules. 2 stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner…

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palimpsest

[PAL-imp-sest]

noun

An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface…

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cavil

[KAV-uhl]

noun

A trivial or frivolous objection.

Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olberman should stop with the useless cavils and just have John Stewart host a dick measuring contest between the two.

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enjoin

[en-JOIN]

trans

verb. To prohibit; to forbid.

Because I was of sizeable proportions, my girlfriend enjoined the idea of anal sex altogether.

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dictum

[DIK-tuhm]

noun

An authoritative statement.

Let this dictum be known: I will not, under any circumstances, allow you to violate me with that strap on.

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hortatory

Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging.

One must acknowledge that the normalization of the right-wing media’s hortatory use of propaganda and its fever dreams about the good old days has led its viewers to grow comfortable with their own indifference to the Country’s subjugation — and even murder — of black people.

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