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quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
hoary - white with age
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
falsify - make (something written) false by changing
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata