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hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
dearth - scarcity
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive