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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
gratuity - tip
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
sleek - smooth and shining (as from good health); V.