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bilk - swindle; cheat
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
incite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to exist; Ex. incite a riot/the crowd to rebellion
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
natation - swimming
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó