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abhor - detest; hate
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
flotsam - drifting wreckage
unregenerate - making no attempt to change one's bad practices
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
plenary - (of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power