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::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
::: malediction - curse
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: camaraderie - good-fellowship; CF. comrade
::: inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
::: seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
::: bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech