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quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
wizardry - sorcery; magic
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
emasculate - weaken; castrate
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
germinate - cause to sprout; sprout