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demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
residue - remainder; balance
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act