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cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
collation - a light meal; collating
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock