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mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)