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plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
wrinkle - small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.