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ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
apparition - ghost; phantom
underlying - lying below; fundamental
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder