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vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.