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atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
pulmonary - pertaining to the lungs
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
enamored - in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars