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intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
sanguinary - bloody; with much bloodshed
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
premonitory - serving to warn
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room