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gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.