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hampered
to hold back; hinder; impede
ratify (ratification)
formal approval
bicameral
having two branches, chambers, or houses
proclamation
a public and official announcement; something that is proclaimed
contribute
to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc.
significant
important; of consequence
unicameral
consisting of a single chamber
essential
absolutely necessary
ceded
to yield or formally surrender to another
debate
a discussion, involving opposing viewpoints
conspire (conspiracy)
to agree together, especially secretly, to do something wrong, evil, or illegal
dominion (dominate)
rule; control
protocol
a set of rules governing how things are done
correspond (correspondence)
to communicate by exchange of letters
molest
to bother, interfere with, or annoy
coerce
to compel by force
receipt
something that is received
statutes
an enactment made by a legislature and expressed in a formal document
propose
to offer or suggest
criteria
a rule for evaluating or testing something
replenish
to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc
surveillance
continuous observation of a place, person, group, or ongoing activity in order to gather information
compensate (compensation)
To make up for, to be equivalent to
intricate
complex; complicated; hard to understand
deprive
take away
libel
A written defamation of a person's character, reputation (statements that harm the person)
disperse
Scatter, spread widely, cause to vanish
forthwith
immediately
tumult
Noisy excitement; an uproar or disturbance.
folly
Lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
weighty
heavy; important
inflame
to arouse to passionate feeling or action
presentment
demand for acceptance or payment
indict
the act of accusing; a formal accusation
principle
a truth, a rule, or a law
infamous
Having a bad reputation
provision
temporary
desolate
Deserted and lonely
endowed
given
delegate
A person appointed or elected to represent others
ensure
Guarantee
resentment
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
heresy
Any belief that is strongly opposed to established beliefs
depict
To give a picture of; to describe
grievance
A complaint