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extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
adorn - decorate
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
artifice - deception; trickery
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee