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::: trident - three-pronged spear
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: encircle - surround
::: comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
::: anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing