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address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
partiality - state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
repeal - revoke; annul
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage