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chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious