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intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
abut - border upon; adjoin
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
cunning - clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit