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hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory