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patois - local or provincial dialect
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
knack - special talent; art
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
circuitous - roundabout
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
abolish - cancel; put an end to
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware