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indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
malefactor - evildoer; criminal
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
enumerate - list; mention one by one
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with