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quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
cerebration - thought; working of the brain
dispirited - lacking in spirit
collage - work of art put together from fragments