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commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
queue - line (of waiting people or vehicles)
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
irascible - irritable; easily angered
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath