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inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger