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encircle - surround
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
cogitate - think over; ponder
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.