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surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)