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blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention