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saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
boor - rude, insensitive person
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
bargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power