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forebears - (forbears) ancestors
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
compute - reckon; calculate
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious