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minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
annul - make void
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
osseous - made of bone; bony
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
espionage - spying