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optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
fissure - crevice; crack
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.