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aegis
protection
sanguine
ruddy complexion
polarize
to cause to concentrate around 2 conflicting or contrasting positions
eleemosynary
charitable
purview
the range, limit, extent of something
indigenous
native to
microcosm
a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system
claque
group of people hired to applaud a performer or a performance
lexicon
the dictionary of a language; special vocab of a person
obfuscate
to darken or obscure
paternalism
the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
solecism
a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette
melee
a violent free-for-all,; struggle
bibulous
fond of, inclined to drink; absorbent
deracinate
to pull out by the roots; to root out
apprise
to inform
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true or real
lachrymose
given to tears or weeping
vassal
person under protection of feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance