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::: stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
::: terminology - terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
::: conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
::: relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
::: retinue - following; attendants
::: impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
::: partiality - state of being partial; inclination; favorable bias; special fondness; preference
::: edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command