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::: decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
::: billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
::: lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
::: haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
::: misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
::: endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection