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plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery