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humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect
beseech - beg; plead with
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted