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tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast