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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
conundrum - riddle; difficult problem
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
indulgent - humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence