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emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
clasp - hold firmly within arms
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
enormity - hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy