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disparage - belittle
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
inimitable - matchless; not able to be imitated