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blight
any disease that damages plants.
something that harms or destroys.
cite
to mention or quote as an example or authority.
to mention for praise.
to summon before a court of law.
clemency
mercy shown in punishing or judging someone.
eccentric
departing from accepted or normal behavior; odd.
farce
a humorous stage play marked by improbable situations and exaggerated behavior.
an absurd or ridiculous event or situation; a mockery.
foray
a sudden raid or advance into enemy territory.
glean
to gather bit by bit.
nominal
in name only, not in fact.
very small.
ostracize
to exclude from a group; to banish.
posthumous
occurring after a person has died.
quash
to put down by force.
to put a stop to legally.
recipient
one who receives.
ribald
funny in a crude way.
suffrage
the right to vote.
verve
enthusiasm; vivacity.
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