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functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
incarcerate - imprison
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
founder - person who establishes (an organization or business)
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
circuit - closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory