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::: squabble - minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
::: deterrent - something that discourages or deters
::: cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
::: rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire