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bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
concur - agree; coincide; happen at the same time
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation