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ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
empirical - based on experience
allay - calm; pacify
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)