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impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind