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abrogate - abolish
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
cleft - N: split