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spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
regale - entertain
faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
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)
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity