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::: grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
::: schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
::: blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
::: dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance