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enact - make (a bill) into law
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
veer - change in direction; swerve
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage