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inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
coquette - flirt; flirtatious woman; woman who tries to attract the admiration of men without sincere feelings; V.
perturb - disturb greatly
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion