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recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
nausea - feeling of sickness and desire to vomit; disgust; CF. seasickness
invocation - prayer for help (used in invoking); calling upon as a reference or support; act of invoking
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
astronomical - enormously large or extensive
allegiance - loyalty