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rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
adherent - supporter; follower
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
assent - agree; accept; N. assessment
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet