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::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
::: annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
::: proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
::: ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
::: clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
::: cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
::: convex - curving outward
::: prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
::: maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
::: hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland