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gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape