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chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
traverse - go through or across
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)