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comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)