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::: spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
::: inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
::: glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
::: ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds