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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
interim - meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
demolition - destruction; V. demolish
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
oblivious - inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)