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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
sluggard - lazy person
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man