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prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
humdrum - dull; monotonous
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery