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battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
cadaver - corpse; dead human body