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waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
betroth - become engaged to marry
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers