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amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
executioner - person administering capital punishment
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
paucity - scarcity; dearth
annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
check - stop motion; curb or restrain