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blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
compensatory - making up for; repaying
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)