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acrid
harsh; like acid
capitulate
to surrender; to give up or give in
delude
to deceive
deluge
a flood; an inundation
enfranchise
to grant the privileges or citizenship, especially the right to vote
disenfranchise
to take away the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote
foible
a minor character flaw
foment
to stir up; to instigate
heyday
golden age; prime
iconoclast
one who attacks the popular beliefs or institutions
impartial
fair; not favoring one side or the other; unbiased
manifest
visible; evident
manifesto
a public declaration of beliefs and principles, usually political ones
acrimonious
full of spite; bitter; nasty
burgeon
to expand; to flourish
burlesque
ludicrous; mocking, or exaggerated imitation
demagogue
a leader of the people, but more a rabble rouser
enervate
to reduce the strength or energy of, especially to do so gradually
enigma
a mystery
forbear
to refrain from; to abstain
gregarious
sociable; enjoying the company of others
hermetic
impervious to external influence; airtight
impervious
not allowing anything to pass through; impenetrable
marshal
to arrange in order; to gather together for the purpose of doing something
martial
having to do with combat
obscure
unknown; hard to understand; dark
panacea
something that cures everything
quixotic
romantic or idealistic to a foolish or impractical degree
admonish
to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
breach
an opening, gap; a violation or infraction; to create an opening, break through
brigand
a bandit
circumspect
careful, cautious
commandeer
seize for military or official use
cumberstone
clumsy, hard to handle
deadlock
a complete standstill; to bring to a standstill
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or widely; wordy, long-winded, or unfocused
boorish
rude, unrefined; clumsy
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
harangue
to deliver a loud, ranting speech; a loud speech
dubious
causing uncertainty or suspicion; in a doubtful or uncertain state of mind; hesistant
perennial
lasting for a long time, persistent; a plant that lives for many years
predisposed
to incline to beforehand
relinquish
to let go, give up
knave
a tricky, deceitful, or unprinciple fellow
subterfuge
an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something
spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint