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::: entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround
::: paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: sensual - devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
::: palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
::: expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
::: decoy - lure or bait; V.