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lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction