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deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
aegis - shield; protection; defense
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter