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dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
juncture - crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
slovenly - untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes