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imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
collation - a light meal; collating
ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed