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bereft
adj. Deprived of or lacking something that is wanted or needed.
criterion
n. A standard or rule by which something is judged or criticized.
deride
v. To laugh at in scorn or contempt; to ridicule.
effrontery
n. A boldness that is offensive because of its lack of tact; audacity.
espouse
v. To advocate or embrace, especially a cause or idea.
hypocrisy
n. The practice of pretending to believe or value things or ideas that one does not; falseness.
impending
adj. About to occur; imminent.
incensed
adj. Filled with wrath; enraged.
pertinent
adj. Relating to the matter at hand; relevant.
promulgate
v. To proclaim or make known.
proscribe
v. To forbid as harmful; to prohibit
redress
1. v. To correct or compensate for a wrong.
regime
n. A form of rule or government.
retribution
n. Something given in repayment, especially punishment; recompense.
substantiate
v. To verify or confirm by presenting evidence.