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::: rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
::: cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
::: proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
::: retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
::: vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
::: ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
::: servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
::: leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware