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sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
nugatory - worthless; futile
vying - contending; CF. vie
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage