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castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
frail - weak; N. frailty
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)