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::: connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
::: gnarled - twisted
::: canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
::: lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
::: centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
::: revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
::: nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in