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countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
cerebration - thought; working of the brain
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory