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platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
suitor - man who is courting a woman
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law