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referendum - direct vote by all the people
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate