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precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
stipple - paint or draw with dots or short strokes
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
witless - lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
surmise - guess; N.
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child