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disenfranchise - disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
spangle - small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena