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espionage - spying
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
incinerate - burn to ashes
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless