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paramour - illicit lover
domicile - home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
congenital - existing at birth
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire