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discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience