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backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
indelible - not able to be erased
militia - army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
alchemy - medieval chemistry
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble