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pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)