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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)
::: rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
::: provisional - tentative; temporary
::: alcove - nook; recess
::: supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
::: hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
::: illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
::: depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value