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anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
throng - crowd (of people or things); V.
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell