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agog - highly excited; intensely curious
verisimilar - having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
irascible - irritable; easily angered
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
sherbet - flavored dessert ice