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::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: pecuniary - pertaining to money
::: maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: minatory - menacing; threatening
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: wanderlust - strong longing to travel
::: mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
::: ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
::: flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion