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coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
apiculture - bee-keeping
remediable - reparable
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
iota - very small quantity