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::: gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
::: necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
::: shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
::: gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
::: pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
::: babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
::: accord - agreement
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: chronic - long established as a disease
::: subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena