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patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
confound - confuse; puzzle
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
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