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ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
allure - entice; attract; tempt
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation