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wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon