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autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
spoof - parody
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
creed - system of religious or ethical belief
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center