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::: filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
::: extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: annul - make void
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent
::: platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression