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autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
fancied - imagined; unreal
culprit - one guilty of a crime
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
empirical - based on experience
gnarled - twisted
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality