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retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
diadem - crown
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
statute - law enacted by the legislature
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause