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circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?