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bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
feebleminded - deficient in intelligence; very stupid
partition - divide into parts
hovel - shack; small wretched house
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life