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antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
potable - suitable for drinking; drinkable
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
plumage - feathers of a bird;
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command