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contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry