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debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling