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gerrymander
To assign voting districts giving an unfair advantage to one party.
bowdlerize
to change a text by removing or modifying parts that could offend people
befuddle
to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments: politicians befuddling the public with campaign promises.
bloviate
to speak pompously.
browbeat
to bully or intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words.
flout
To mock or insult
requite
To repay
allay
To make quiet or put at rest
bereave
to deprive and make desolate, especially by death (usually followed by of)
bespeak
1. to hire, engage, or claim beforehand 2. to speak to especially with formality
bluster
to roar and be tumultuous, as wind
brook
to tolerate or allow dissent or opposition
clinch
to settle (a matter) decisively
cleave
to adhere closely; stick; cling to.
sullied
to soil, stain, or tarnish.
wanton
(of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked; a sexually immodest or promiscuous woman.
maunder
to talk in a rambling, foolish, or meaningless way.
mollycoddle
to treat very indulgently or protectively; an effeminate boy