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askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality