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layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
paucity - scarcity; dearth
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
edify - instruct; correct morally
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
clout - great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist