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scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.