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contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress