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::: gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
::: uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
::: askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
::: scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
::: rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
::: stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
::: striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
::: collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters