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::: minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
::: respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
::: reprisal - retaliation
::: timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
::: hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
::: detonation - explosion
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
::: effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek