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barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder