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litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
courier - messenger
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)