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matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
profligate - wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: profligate person; N. profligacy
sedition - conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
execrable - very bad; detestable
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
valor - bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to