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chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
deluge - flood; rush; V.
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating