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flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
abolish - cancel; put an end to
aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
hummock - small hill; hillock