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nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
withdrawn - introverted; retiring; remote
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke