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::: blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
::: suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
::: purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
::: verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
::: putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection