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precinct
|n| A subdivision or district of a city or town under the jurisdiction of or patrolled by a specific unit of its police force.
exaggerate
|v| To represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate
sweepstakes
|n| Contest or race, usually a horse race, on which a lottery is run.
resentment
|n| Indignation or ill will felt as a result of a real or imagined grievance.
converse
|v| To engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts, ideas, or feelings; talk. [speak]
converse
|n| Spoken interchange of thoughts and feelings; conversation.
adversarial
|adj| Relating to or characteristic of an adversary.
adversary
|n| An opponent; an enemy.
turnaround
|n| A shift or change in opinion, loyalty, or allegiance
turnout
|n| The number of people gathered for a particular event or purpose; attendance.
commodity
|n| An article of trade or commerce, especially an agricultural or mining product that can be processed and resold
at stake
|p| At risk to be won or lost, as in We have a great deal at stake in this transaction.
rural
|adj| Of, relating to, or characteristic of the country.
suburb
|n| A community in an outlying section of a city or, more commonly, a nearby, politically separate municipality with social and economic ties to the central city.
urban
|adj| Of, relating to, or located in a city.
reign
|n| 1- Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch. 2- The period during which a monarch rules.
allegiance
|n| In political terms, the tie that binds an individual to another individual or institution.
clerical
|adj| Of or relating to clerks or office workers or their work.
decree
|n| In law, decision of a suit in a court of equity.
overturn
|v| 1- To cause to turn over or capsize; upset. 2- To cause the ruin or destruction of; overthrow.
plead
|v| 1- To assert as defense, vindication, or excuse; claim as a plea: 2- To present as an answer to a charge, indictment, or declaration made against one.
indict
|v| To accuse of wrongdoing; charge:
time frame
|p| A period during which something takes place or is projected to occur
impunity
|n| Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.
croon
|v| To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner.
stab
|v| To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
pertain
|v| To have reference; relate:evidence that pertains to the accident.
amid
|prep| Surrounded by; in the middle of.
overhaul
|v| To make extensive renovations or revisions on; renovate: proposals to overhaul the health care system.
contingency
|n| A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
thorough
|adj| Exhaustively complete: a thorough search.
foundry
|n| An establishment where metal is melted and poured into molds.
inferior
|adj| Low or lower in order, degree, or rank: Captain is an inferior rank to major.
scorn
|v|To express contempt; scoff.
contempt
|n| The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
detract
|v| To draw or take away; divert: They could detract little from so solid an argument.
rage
|v| To speak or act in violent anger: raged at the mindless bureaucracy.
rituals
|n| A ceremonial act or a series of such acts.
martyr
|n| One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
erect
|v| To construct by assembling: erect a skyscraper. To raise to a rigid or upright condition.
mingle
|v| To mix or bring together in combination, usually without loss of individual characteristics.
outline
|v| To give the main features or various aspects of; summarize: outlined the major provisions of the tax bill.
bestow
|v| To present as a gift or an honor; confer: bestowed high praise on the winners.
entail
|v| To have, impose, or require as a necessary accompaniment or consequence: The investment entailed a high risk. The proposition X is a rose entails the proposition X is a flower because all roses are flowers.
leap
|v| To spring or bound upward from or as if from the ground; jump: leaped over the wall; salmon leaping upriver.
interim
|adj| Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary: an interim agreement.
haul
|v| 1- To pull; tug. 2- To provide transportation; cart.
miraculous
|adj| Of the nature of a miracle; preternatural.
ascend
|v| To go or move upward; rise.
fortnight
|n| A period of 14 days; two weeks.
meritocracy
|n| A system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement.
assert
|v| To state or express positively; affirm:
apparel
|n| Clothing, especially outer garments; attire.
thumble
|v| 1- To fall or roll end over end. 2- To topple, as from power or a high position.
conscience
|n| The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong
outrage
|n| An act of extreme violence or viciousness.
imminent
|adj| About to occur; impending.
perpetual
|adj| Continuing or lasting for an indefinitely long time.
dazzle
|v| To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display
resent
|v| To feel indignantly aggrieved at
indignation
|n| Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy
indignant
|adj| Characterized by or filled with indignation
affliction
|n| A condition of pain, suffering, or distress
aggrieved
|adj| 1- Feeling distress or affliction. 2- Treated wrongly; offended.
burst
|v| 1- To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure. 2- To explode.
mend
|v| 1- To make repairs or restoration to; fix. 2- To reform or correct
erratic
|adj| 1- Having no fixed or regular course; wandering. 2- Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity: an X heartbeat.
reluctant
|adj| Unwilling; disinclined: X to help
albeit
|conj| Even though; although; notwithstanding.
exemplify
|v| 1- To illustrate by example: X an argument. 2- To serve as an example of: scenes that X the film director's style.
conviction
|n| 1- The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged. 2- The act or process of convincing
persecute
|v| To oppress or harass with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs.
embrace
|v| 1- To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection. 2- To take up willingly or eagerly: X a social cause.
sap
|n| A covered trench or tunnel dug to a point near or within an enemy position
inferior
|adj| Low or lower in order, degree, or rank
compelling
|adj| Urgently requiring attention: a host of Xsocioeconomic problems.
compulsion
|n| 1- The act of compelling. 2- The state of being compelled.
compel
|v| To force, drive, or constrain: Duty X the soldiers to volunteer for the mission.
constrain
|v| To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige. [force]
restrain
|v| 1- To hold back or keep in check; control. 2- To limit or restrict.
zeal
|n| Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance. [passion]
pertinent
|adj| Having logical precise relevance to the matter at hand. [relevant]