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perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
inkling - hint; slight indication
permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
rescind - repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to