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gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins