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subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
validate - make valid; confirm; ratify
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
conflagration - great fire
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
discombobulated - discomposed; confused