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paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
vie - contend; compete
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
integral - complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part