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::: palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste
::: indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
::: wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
::: idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
::: wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
::: derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
::: entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround