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frond - fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
magistrate - official with power to administer the law