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::: incarcerate - imprison
::: enrapture - please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
::: paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
::: horde - crowd; swarm
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
::: amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests