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ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
craven - cowardly
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall