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::: antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
::: regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
::: resurge - rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: integrate - make whole; combine; make into one unit
::: malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
::: harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
::: derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person