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exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
allegiance - loyalty