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::: advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
::: sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
::: scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
::: perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
::: inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
::: arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century