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::: partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
::: supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
::: disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
::: platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
::: felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate