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codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
obstinate - stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
traverse - go through or across
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
coax - persuade by flattery