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cistern - reservoir or water tank
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
compulsive - resulting from compulsion
disgruntle - make discontented
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
enumerate - list; mention one by one
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.