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barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
cistern - reservoir or water tank
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
adherent - supporter; follower
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population