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salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
feebleminded - deficient in intelligence; very stupid
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.