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puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
provisional - tentative; temporary
clasp - hold firmly within arms
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
gamut - entire range
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory