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discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
orator - public speaker
peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
enthrall - capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
traverse - go through or across