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ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights