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adversary - opponent; enemy
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
executioner - person administering capital punishment