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oligarchy - government by a privileged few
pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
vie - contend; compete
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost