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subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
browbeat - bully; intimidate
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
pedagogy - teaching; art of education
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation