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belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking