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surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
lofty - very high
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder