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surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
knoll - little round hill; hillock
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer