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rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
predilection - preference; partiality
rotund - (of a person) fat and round
underscore - underline; emphasize
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)