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affiliation - joining; associating with
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency