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statute - law enacted by the legislature
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds