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parallelism - state of being parallel; similarity; analogy
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
recline - lie down
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
encircle - surround
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
natation - swimming
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment