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peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
patois - local or provincial dialect
cubicle - small chamber used for sleeping or work
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use