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spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
emasculate - weaken; castrate
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
gainsay - deny
obese - excessively fat; N. obesity