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luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
credence - belief
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
conflagration - great fire
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding