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retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
decoy - lure or bait; V.
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
agenda - items of business at a meeting
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
resentment - indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
evenhanded - impartial; fair
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption