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jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
flotsam - drifting wreckage
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy