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abridge - condense or shorten
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
indolent - lazy
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
vie - contend; compete
inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon