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patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
agglomeration - collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner