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bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
bifurcated - divided into two branches; forked
gruel - thin liquid porridge
component - element; ingredient
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
plenary - (of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power