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eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
surmount - overcome
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
gamely - in a spirited manner; with courage; Ex. fight gamely against a superior boxer; ADJ. game
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse