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caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
coax - persuade by flattery
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation