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subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
recrimination - countercharges; V. recriminate
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
plasticity - ability to be molded; ADJ. plastic: capable of being shaped or molded; Ex. plastic material such as clay
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
mishap - unfortunate accident
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound