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enact - make (a bill) into law
exempt - not subject to a duty or obligation; free from a duty; V.
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
scowl - frown angrily; N: angry frown
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
subjugate - conquer; bring under control
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity