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gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency