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abrogate - abolish
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train