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clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
subaltern - subordinate
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish