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graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump