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precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people