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::: surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
::: engulf - surround and swallow up
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
::: unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
::: conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
::: chasm - abyss; very deep crack
::: estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President