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patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
perpetrate - commit an offense; do (something wrong)
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
monetary - pertaining to money
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song