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ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
engulf - surround and swallow up
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
partition - divide into parts
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance