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dissent - disagree
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
flotsam - drifting wreckage
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion