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::: rescind - repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
::: pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
::: bicameral - two-chambered as a legislative body
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
::: preamble - introductory statement
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay