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prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
adherent - supporter; follower