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cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
tremulous - trembling; wavering
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration