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erudite - (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair