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patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
bookish - fond of books and reading
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
reprisal - retaliation
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need