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supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
hovel - shack; small wretched house
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture