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canto - division of a long poem
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy