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ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
pecuniary - pertaining to money
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument