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::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
::: tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
::: subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
::: anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
::: cadet - student at a military school
::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning