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proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
averse - reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
natty - neatly or smartly dressed; dapper; smart; Ex. natty dresser
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)