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impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
juggernaut - irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
granary - storehouse for grain
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds