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legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
scanty - meager; insufficient
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
dauntless - bold; fearless