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bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
gruel - thin liquid porridge