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decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private