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paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
compatible - harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician