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thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
creed - system of religious or ethical belief
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
residue - remainder; balance