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parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins