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pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
regiment - military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
clandestine - secret
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
beseech - beg; plead with
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy