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::: repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
::: defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
::: blithe - (blithesome) gay; joyous
::: ensue - follow (as a result)
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: matrimony - state of being married