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stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
forward - presumptuous or bold
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret