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partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop