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::: ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
::: faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
::: sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
::: emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
::: introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
::: specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
::: inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass