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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
animated - lively; spirited
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
underlying - lying below; fundamental