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advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
carousal - drunken revel; V. carouse
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea