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absolve - pardon (an offense)
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
gist - essence; main point; substance
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish