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warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
veer - change in direction; swerve
retinue - following; attendants
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
caricature - distortion; burlesque
dappled - spotted
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.