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compute - reckon; calculate
tedium - boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
emancipate - set free; liberate
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)