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Disaffection

to fill with dissatisfaction or discontent

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Lame-Duck

An elected official holding political office during the period between the election and inauguration of a successor

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Emissary

A person who is sent to represent another

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Immune

Having special protection from something that is required for most people by law

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Tenuos

Not certain or strong

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Stymied

To stop someone from doing something

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Indissoluble

Something that cannot be destroyed

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Fervid

Heated enthusiasm

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Locus

A main place where something happens or is found

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Procuring

To get something by action or effort

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Conscription

Enrollment, draft

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Routed

to disastrously defeat

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Sublime

to elevate in dignity or honor ; to convert something inferior

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Extolled

to praise highly

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Referendum

people submit to popular vote on a measure passed on a legislature

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Waned

To decrease in size

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Dire

Causing great fear or worry ; very bad

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Graft

To gain (money) in dishonest or questionable ways

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Adroit

Showing skill or cleverness when handling situations

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Malefactor

Someone who is guilty of a crime

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Contested

To make something the subject of an argument

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Fledgling

An immature or inexperience person

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Lurid

Causing shock or distrust

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Tacitly

Implied or Indicated but not actually expressed (by an act or silence)

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Eradicate

To completely remove something

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Bonanza

Something that produces very good results for someone

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Insurrection

A usually violent act against the government

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Attrition

The process of gradually defeating an enemy with attacks and pressure over time

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Ascendance

The act of rising or moving up

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Enfranchised

To endow to the privileges of a citizen and to the right of suffrage