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espionage - spying
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott