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tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
tranquillity - calmness; peace