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::: filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
::: contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
::: battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
::: insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
::: expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
::: tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
::: incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect