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IMPEACH (im-'peech) verb
1: to charge (a public official) before an authorized tribunal with misbehavior in office 2: to challenge the credibility or validity of <~a persons honesty>- impeachment.
 
LEGALESE ('lee-gul-eeze)
1: term used to describe a style of verbal & written public communication practiced by lawyers & politicians 2: a political speech imbibed with lots of 'high-dollar' words thrown in to confuse and bewilder the general public 3: speech pattern made famous by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980's 4: 100 pounds of shit in a one pound sack.
 
LIBEL ('lie-bul) noun
Law: a written statement in published form that damages a person's character or reputation. LIBEL verb., LIBELOUS adjective.
 
LIBERAL ('lib-er-ul) adjective
1: of relating to, or based on studies designed to provide general knowledge and to develope the general intellectual capacities <~arts> 2: GENEROUS, BOUNTIFUL 3: not literal 4: not narrow in opinion or judgement: TOLERANT; also: not orthodox 5: not conservative. noun: a person who holds liberal views.
 
LIBERALISM ('lib-er ul-izum) noun
: liberal principles and theories.
 
LIBERATE ('lib-er-ate) verb
1: to free from bondage or restraint 2: to free (as a gas) from combination-LIBERATION ('lib-er a shun) noun LIBERATOR ('lib-er-a-tor) noun
 
LIBERTARIAN (lib-er-'tear-e-un) noun
1: an advocate of the doctrine of free will 2: one who upholds the principles of liberty esp. of thought and action.
 
LIBERTY ('lib-er tee) noun
1: FREEDOM 2: an action going beyond normal limits; esp: FAMILIARITY 3: a short authorized absence from naval duty.

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