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incursion

n. invasion, attack. Moving to California has been an _ into dull life.

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anarchy

n. lawlessness, absence of government

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hegemony

n. leadership/ dominance over others. Our family was united under Grandma's hegemony last year.

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dragnet

n. manhunt, pursuit, system for finding someone, esp criminal activity.

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plebeian

n. member of lower social class lacking in refinement.

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acquittal

n. not guilty judgement

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regent

n. person appointed to administer a country while monarch minor or absent, incapacitated.

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cabal

n. secret political clique, secret plotters.

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potentate

n. sovereign, ruler

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adherent

n. supporter, aficionado, supporter of a particular party/person/ideas.

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bevy

n. swarm, assembly, large group/collection. A _ of boisterous sailors.

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utilitarianism

n. doctrine that actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority

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probate

n. the official proving of a will as valid (__ court). An officially certified copy of a will so proved.

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jurisprudence

n. theory of law; a legal system. American _.

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concord

n. unity, accord, agreement, treaty. Harmony. There was complete _ among the delegates.

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altruism

n. unselfishness, belief in selfless concern for the well being of others.

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caveat

n. warning, admonition, law; notice to stop something until the party can be heard. A __ filed against the probate of a will. He gave his men licence to rape, kill and plunder with the __ that Christians and Jews were to be spared.

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proletariat

n. workers, working class people.

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redress

n./v. remedy, set right. Political power as a means to __ injustice.

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enjoin

v. (law) prohibit by issuing an injunction.

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assail

v. attack, berate. The Scots army_ed Edward's army from the rear.

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contravene

v. breach, deny, violate, infringe.

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consign

v. entrust, hand over care, assign

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exculpate

v. exonerate

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adjudicate

v. formally judge, arbitrate, decide. The case was _ by the supreme court

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depose

v. remove.dispose from office, suddenly and forcefully. Be __ by military coup.

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inspissate

v. thicken, expand, solidify, cement

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surcease

v. cease from one action; desist.

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congenital

adj. (esp. disease) present from birth.

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cognitive

adj. analytical, judicious

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adjuvant

adj. auxiliary, using supplemental treatment following cancer surgery. N. someone who helps.

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prognathous

adj. having a projecting jaw

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iatrogenic

adj. illness caused by medical examination, treatment.

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incontinent

adj. insufficient control of urinaiton defecation, lack of control

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piebald

adj. irregular patches of two colors, us. black and white, esp a horse

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porcine

adj. of affecting or resembling a pig

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wan

adj. pale, weak, lackluster, faint. She was looking __ and bleary-eyed.

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perinatal

adj. relating to time before.after birth

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liniment

n. liquid, lotion esp. one made with oil for rubbing on the body to relieve pain.

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hypochondriac

n. person who is abnormally anxious about their health

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sphincter

n. ring of muscle surrounding and serving to guard or close an opening or tube (anus, stomach)

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collodion

n. a yellowish, viscous, highly flammable solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol: used in the manufacture of photographic film, in engraving and lithography, and in medicine chiefly for cementing dressings and sealing wounds.

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pathogen

n. bateria, virus that can cause disease.

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provenance

n. birthplace, origin, record of ownership. An orange rub of Iranian )).

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bitument

n. blacktop, asphalt

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nosology

n. branch of medical science dealing with the classification of diseases

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panacea

n. cure-all, elixir, solution for all difficulties. The )) for all corporate ills.

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malady

n. disease, ailment

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heterogeneity

n. diverse, variety

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pride

n. group of lions forming a social unit.