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leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
chasm - abyss; very deep crack
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
abolish - cancel; put an end to
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)