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intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
omniscient - all-knowing
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
incidental - not essential; minor; N: something incidental
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor