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contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
artifacts - object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass-produced
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images