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privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
enumerate - list; mention one by one
outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage