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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
clime - climate
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
thespian - pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress
irreparable - not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement