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infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
throes - violent anguish
linguistic - pertaining to language
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails