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enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic