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::: ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
::: stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: adversary - opponent; enemy
::: inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
::: obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
::: nebula - diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy