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::: narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
::: homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
::: sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
::: ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
::: postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
::: chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere