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::: mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
::: lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
::: heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
::: adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
::: nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
::: swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
::: relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
::: moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break