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exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life