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hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints