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magistrate - official with power to administer the law
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
nugatory - worthless; futile
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
maudlin - effusively sentimental
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
unruly - disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial