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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive