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::: travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
::: disenfranchise - disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
::: parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
::: skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
::: affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
::: fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
::: slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
::: submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax