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exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
mischance - ill luck
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble