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fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
filing - particle removed by a file
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis