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upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
callus - area of thick hard skin
pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander