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entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
reprisal - retaliation