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cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
seismic - pertaining to earthquakes
obsidian - black volcanic rock
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
refraction - bending of a ray of light