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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
diadem - crown
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation