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::: compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
::: vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
::: mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: check - stop motion; curb or restrain