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chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
coax - persuade by flattery
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.