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patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
annul - make void
captious - faultfinding; too critical
engender - cause; produce; give rise to
refraction - bending of a ray of light
aerie - (aery,eyrie,eyry) nest of a large bird of prey
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
denigrate - blacken; defame