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constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
converse - opposite; ADJ.