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gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
euphony - sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious