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nonpartisan
free from party affiliation or bias
protege
one who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's careers
buoyant
lighthearted;gay
caveats
a warning or caution;qualification or explanation
prune
The partially dried fruit of any of several varieties of the common plum;To reduce
subsidy
a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public; "a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence"
looming
The indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere
denounced
1. To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible. See Synonyms at criticize.
; To accuse formally; To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty).
domestication
To cause to feel comfortable at home; make domestic.
;To adopt or make fit for domestic use or life.
tantamount
Equivalent in effect or value
refutation
any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
imperative
A command; an order
precarious
doubtful;Dangerously lacking in security or stability
detract
to draw or take away
discern
to make out or understand the difference
woefully
affected by or full of woe
imminent
about to occur;impending
bout
period of time spent in a particular way;a contest between anatgonists
antagonists
muscles having opposite effects; the contraction of one neutralizes the contraction of the other
ramification
A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement
laceration
injure by tearing;wound(feelings)
stuffy
lacking fresh air/dull/showing annoyance
brag
Boast
Listless
no energy or enthusiasm
bigot
person who holds a opinion and gets annoyed with those who don't agree
coerce
compel by threats or force
hubris
arrogant pride
precursory
forerunner
implausible
without credibility
frenetic
state of violent excitement/agitation
pare
trim the edges of
spurt
gush;send out suddenly;increase speed suddenly;short burst
saunter
stroll/walk slowly
echelons
1.
a. A formation of troops in which each unit is positioned successively to the left or right of the rear unit to form an oblique or steplike line.
b. A flight formation or arrangement of craft in this manner.
c. A similar formation of groups, units, or individuals.
2. A subdivision of a military or naval force: a command echelon.
3. A level of responsibility or authority in a hierarchy; a rank: a job in the company's lower echelon.
bureaucrat
An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure
sledge
A vehicle mounted on low runners drawn by work animals, such as horses or dogs, and used for transporting loads across ice, snow, and rough ground.
barrage
n.artificial obstruction built in dam for irrigation to increase depth or diverse flow/rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication/heavy fire of artillery to saturate troops rather than a specific target
euphemism
The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive
marr
To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on/To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil
inane
One that lacks sense or substance
brink
1.upper edge of a steep vertical slope.
2.The margin of land bordering a water body.
3.The point at something likely to begin, verge.
clampdown
An imposing of restrictions or controls
dire
Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous/in urgent need
putative
Generally regarded as such; supposed
rationale
fundamental basis or reasons/an exposition of princicples or reasons.
equanimity
The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure
beleaguered
in difficulties;under seige;harassed
curtail
cut short/reduce