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::: bargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
::: illicit - illegal
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
::: decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
::: shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
::: despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
::: posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude