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litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
somnambulist - sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
insurrection - rebellion; uprising
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy