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ordinance - decree; authoritative order
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
scrupulous - conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke: