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secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
iota - very small quantity
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury