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hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph