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gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
libidinous - lustful