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::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
::: precursor - forerunner; predecessor
::: grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
::: flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
::: parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
::: raiment - clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.
::: sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous