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intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
abominate - loathe; hate
ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
whit - small amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
putrescent - becoming putrid; putrefying
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain