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mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
doggerel - poor verse
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids