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clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
imprecation - curse; swearword