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perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement