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::: alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
::: relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
::: prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
::: remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
::: betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
::: superficial - of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
::: coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer