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constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
courier - messenger
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech