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adjoin - be next to
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
incredulity - tendency to disbelief
entomology - study of insects
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
replica - copy
preamble - introductory statement