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glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
illimitable - infinite; limitless
colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
executioner - person administering capital punishment
brackish - somewhat saline
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme