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::: misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
::: stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
::: revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
::: carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
::: legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
::: waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic