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aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
beneficent - kindly; doing good
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps