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nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
buccaneer - pirate
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
distend - expand; swell out