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despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display