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::: fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
::: hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
::: caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
::: clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
::: scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
::: shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion