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chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
scenario - plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
intuition - immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society