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dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
inclusive - tending to include all; all-inclusive; Ex. inclusive charge
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
abbreviate - shorten
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium