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sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil