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defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
adorn - decorate
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
voluminous - having great volume (as of a garment or container); bulky; large
detonation - explosion