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tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
genesis - beginning; origin
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream