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edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
cistern - reservoir or water tank
ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions