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::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
::: magniloquent - boastful; pompous
::: loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
::: clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
::: purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
::: enamored - in love; Ex. enamored of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
::: filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter