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manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
indolent - lazy
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
repartee - quick clever reply
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
obsequy - funeral ceremony
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient