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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
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude