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artifice - deception; trickery
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
humdrum - dull; monotonous
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.