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adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
exiguous - small in amount; minute
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)