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legislation
a law passed by a governing body
delegate
a person sent as a representative
minority
a group numbering less than one-half of a total
proclamation
an official or public announcement
rebellion
open resistance to authority
faction
a small, united usually contentious group within a larger group
petition
to ask formally
confiscate
to seize
census
an official count of the population, taken every ten years
affirmation
the assertion that something exists or is true
aristocracy
a class of persons holding high rank and privileges, especially the nobility
credence
belief in the truth of something
impassive
showing no feeling or emotion
incredulous
disbelieving
interminable
having no apparent limit or end
indignation
strong displeasure at something considered unjust; righteous anger
perceive
become aware of; recognized
protrude
to project or jut out
robust
strong, healthy, hearty
jeers
rude and mocking shouts or taunts
pardon
the official cancellation of punishment for a crime or conviction
veto
the power to refuse to approve legislation
bill of rights
a section of a constitution that guarantees basic human rights
amend
to change
assurance
a positive declaration intended to give confidence
augment
to enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase
disconcerting
disturbing; unsettling; throw into confusing
dissociate
to draw apart from; disconnect; separate
dubious
marked by doubt; questionable
elicit
draw out or bring forth
entice
lead on by exciting hope or desire; tempt
habitation
a place of residence; dwelling; community
incorrigible
unruly; uncontrollable; bad beyond reform
inscrutable
mysterious; impossible to understand
insinuate
suggest or hint; place into a position between
minute
extremely small, as in size, amount, extent, or degree
phenomena
facts, occurrences, or circumstances that are observable; things that remarkable or extraordinary
prestige
reputation or influence arising from success
transient
not lasting or enduring, temporary
acute
sharp or severe in effect; intense