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catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
consonant - harmonious; in agreement; N.
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number