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subaltern - subordinate
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail