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stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
limpid - crystal clear
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
compute - reckon; calculate
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back