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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
bucolic - rustic; pastoral
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
finale - conclusion; concluding part