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infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
abbreviate - shorten
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible