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complementary - serving to complete something
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
subjugate - conquer; bring under control
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia