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::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: desiccate - dry up
::: solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
::: vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
::: legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
::: remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
::: trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt