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quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
effeminate - having womanly traits
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse