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predilection - preference; partiality
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous