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provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
tremulous - trembling; wavering
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
repast - meal; feast; banquet
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander