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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
concentric - having a common center
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
espionage - spying
dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce