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::: stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
::: peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
::: compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
::: obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
::: cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
::: dissent - disagree