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refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch