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::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
::: evenhanded - impartial; fair
::: degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
::: proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
::: stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
::: polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity