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::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
::: sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
::: gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
::: confine - shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
::: ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
::: largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
::: sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
::: repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
::: persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent