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quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
monarchy - government under a single ruler
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
defection - desertion
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall