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hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
trajectory - path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet