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::: benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
::: conclave - private secret meeting
::: arraign - charge in court; indict
::: humility - humbleness of spirit
::: proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: retort - quick sharp reply; V.
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors