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zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
stultify - make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation