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founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
studious - given to diligent study
interminable - endless
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence