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glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
prototype - original work used as a model by others
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision