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bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
exiguous - small in amount; minute
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate