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perforate - pierce; put a hole through
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire