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encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
decapitate - behead
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
beseech - beg; plead with
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
allure - entice; attract; tempt