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subaltern - subordinate
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer