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craft - skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
expound - explain
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician