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arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
cordial - warmly friendly; gracious; heartfelt; Ex. cordial welcome
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity