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superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
artifice - deception; trickery
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate