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decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
exodus - departure (of a large number of people)
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly