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thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
executive - person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate