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prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
enunciate - announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
aberration - deviation from the normal; mental disorder
regicide - murder of a king or queen