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intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
perimeter - outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
chronicle - report; record (in chronological order)
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people