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::: demolition - destruction; V. demolish
::: garner - gather; store up; amass
::: maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: misgivings - doubts
::: sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
::: felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
::: controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy