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canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
adept - expert at; very skilled
inviolable - secure from corruption, attack, or violation(or profanation); unassailable; Ex. inviolable oath/rights; N. inviolability
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
unscathed - unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed