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aegis
(n) protection; patronage; sponsorship
apprise
(v) to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
bibulous
(adj) fond or inclined to drink; absorbent
claque
(n) a group of people hired to applaud
deracinate
(v) to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot
eleemosynary
(adj) charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity
indigenous
(adj) originating in the country or region where found; native
lachrymose
(adj) given to tears or weeping; mournful
lexicon
(n) a dictionary of language; a compendium
melee
(n) a confused struggle
microcosm
(n) a miniature world or universe
miniscule
(adj) very small; tiny
(n) a lowercase letter
obfuscate
(v) to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
paternalism
(n) the policy or practice of treating people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
polarize
(v) to cause or concentrate around two conflicting positions
purview
(n) the range, extent, or scope of something
sanguine
(adj) having a ruddy complexion; optomistic
solecism
(n) ungrammatical usage
vassal
(n) a person under the protection of a feudal lord
verisimilitude
(n) the quality of appearing to be true and likely.