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conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.