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imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
isotope - varying from of an element
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice