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centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
quicksilver - mercury
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions