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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
limpid - crystal clear
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
fictitious - imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional