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prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
alleviate - relieve (pain)
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy