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::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
::: precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: archives - public records; place where public records are kept
::: effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
::: license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
::: homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
::: unprepossessing - unattractive