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pedagogy - teaching; art of education
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
gainsay - deny
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware