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withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
potentate - monarch; sovereign
dissent - disagree
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift