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prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
bookish - fond of books and reading
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop