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implore - beg
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
defection - desertion
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
trickster - person who cheats people
implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi