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noose - loop formed in a rope
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
evince - show clearly
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora