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prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
disparage - belittle
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate