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quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
fissure - crevice; crack
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
heedless - not noticing; disregarding
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory