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dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
reputable - respectable; having a good reputation
squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige