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fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
deplete - reduce; exhaust
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)