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Flashcards in State Secrets Deck (21)
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Abeyance

Being inactive or suspended, dormancy

2

Abnegate

Renounce, refrain

3

Cabal

Plot, intrigue

4

Clemency

Forgiveness

5

Durance

Incarceration, internment

6

Enfranchise

Set free

7

Iconoclast

One who attacks or undermines traditional conventions

8

Inquest

Investigation

9

Interregnum

Period between reigns

10

Jurisprudence

Philosophy of law

11

Knavery

Unprincipled or untrustworthy dealing

12

Licit

Legal, authorized

13

Magnate

Important person, usually in business

14

Obloquy

Slander

15

Peerage

Body of peers of a country or state

16

Plenipotentiary

Spokesperson, emissary

17

Insurrection

Rebellion

18

Manumit

Set free; release from slavery

19

Gentry

- people of a specified class/group
- people of good social position

20

Guise

An appearance/manner concealing the true nature of something

21

Arcane

Esoteric; mysterious