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::: millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
::: aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
::: blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
::: controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
::: overthrow - topple; N.
::: revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
::: inarticulate - speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick