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abrogate - abolish
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
calamity - disaster; misery
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually