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faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
clime - climate
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
clich - \'e phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed