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espionage - spying
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
matrimony - state of being married
sherbet - flavored dessert ice
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief