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amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
affluence - abundance; wealth
predecessor - former occupant of a post
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
equestrian - rider on horseback; ADJ.
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage