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vie - contend; compete
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
lethal - deadly
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics