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blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
filch - steal (things of small value)
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
polyglot - speaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.