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primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
demented - insane
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
forward - presumptuous or bold
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren