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::: impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
::: gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
::: retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
::: loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
::: constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
::: crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments