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mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
enmity - ill will; hatred; hostility
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
inextricable - from which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic