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rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
preamble - introductory statement
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back