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bankruptcy
a legal judgment that a person or organization cannot pay its debts and that its property must be managed so as to pay off creditors
currency
paper money
inflationary
tending to increase prices and decrease the purchasing power of money
penitentiary
a prison for those convicted of serious crimes
disfranchise
to take the right to vote away from a person or group
majority
one more than half of the total votes cast
affront
offend by an open display of disrespect; insulted
cajoling
persuading by flattery or promises; wheedling; coaxing
circumvent
to go around or bypass
clamor
a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people
deluged
covered with liquid; flooded
elongation
a lengthening or extending
enigmatically
perplexingly; mysteriously
extricated
freed or released from entanglement; disengaged
insolent
haughtily contemptuous, extremely disrespectful
oblivious
unmindful or unaware
obscure
not readily seen, heard, notice, or understood
palpitate
quiver; tremble; pulsate
pensively
in a dreamily or wistfully thoughtful way
rend
separate into parts with force or violence; tear apart