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::: subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
::: masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
::: brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
::: precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: allegiance - loyalty
::: parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
::: stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right