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contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener