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primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
bookish - fond of books and reading
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing