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thwart

Nautical a seat lying across a boat and occupied by an oarsman
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The game plan, Purdum explained, is to define Daschle as the chief thwarter of the president's high-minded goals for the nation--a "partisan" (as the New York Post and Wall Street Journal put it), an "obstructionist" (as Dick Cheney did), and George W.
right to be Prime Minister, in addition to the fact that no amount of communalisation of the polity in Assam has divided its people on simply just Hindu-Muslim lines, must feel so vexatious as to lash out at the thwarters of his ambitions in any direction and any which way possible.
Those who have thwarted my potential - Beware The Thwarters, I say.