consternation great shock; dismay constituent supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component constituency voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents) constitution constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions constraint restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison construe explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue consummate complete; V. contagion infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air drastic strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures contaminate pollute contempt scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible contend struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly contention assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition thesis opinion put forward and supported by reasoned arguments boost lift by pushing up from below; increase; raise; N: push upward; increase contentious quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments contest dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election
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