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executioner - person administering capital punishment
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
imprecation - curse; swearword
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote