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encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
traverse - go through or across
hummock - small hill; hillock