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exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
tremulous - trembling; wavering
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
scorch - sear; N.