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reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
memorialize - commemorate
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless