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mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
augment - increase; add to
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate