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rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
bicker - quarrel
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
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