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enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
unique - without an equal; single in kind
prevalent - widespread; generally accepted
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment