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annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
funereal - sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
cession - yielding to another; ceding
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier