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taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
objective - not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
incarcerate - imprison