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::: tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: defalcate - embezzle
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
::: camaraderie - good-fellowship; CF. comrade
::: revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
::: prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)