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optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
chasm - abyss; very deep crack
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind