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::: surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
::: daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: internecine - mutually destructive
::: disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
::: suavity - urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
::: calculated - deliberately planned; likely
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
::: halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm