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  1. inveigled
    v: to entice, lure, or ensnare by flattery or artful talk or inducements
  2. prescient
    adj: having knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen; having foresight
  3. inanity
    n: lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silliness
  4. askance
    adv: with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval
  5. usury
    n: the lending or practice of lending money at an exporbitant interest
  6. malfeasance
    N: the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing especially of an act in violation of a public trust
  7. matriculate
    v: to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree
  8. jurispudence
    n: the science or philosophy of law
  9. obfuscate

    (obfuscation, obfuscatory)
    v: to confuse, bewilder or stupefy
  10. contrivance
    n: something contrived; a plan or scheme
  11. quiescent
    adj: being at rest, silent, still; inactive or motionless
  12. asperity
    n: harshness or roughness of temper
  13. assiduous
    adj: diligent
  14. augur
    v: to predict
  15. aver
    v: to assert as a fact
  16. avarice
    n: passion for getting and keeping riches
  17. avidity
    n: greediness
  18. beatitude
    n: any state of great happiness
  19. bedaub
    v: to smear over, as with something oily or sticky
  20. bellicose
    adj: warlike

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