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intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
encircle - surround
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
blowhard - talkative boaster; braggart
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will