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context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
compute - reckon; calculate
coiffure - hairstyle
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
execrable - very bad; detestable
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services