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::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
::: impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
::: callus - area of thick hard skin
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
::: sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
::: jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention