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unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
reprisal - retaliation
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
sentinel - sentry; lookout
implacable - incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)