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legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
muddle - confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease