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::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
::: stipend - pay for services
::: improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
::: gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
::: wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
::: nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
::: ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice