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skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
facsimile - copy
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola