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::: adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
::: implore - beg
::: enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: mishap - unfortunate accident
::: repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man