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amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.
patrimony - property inherited from a father
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
horde - crowd; swarm
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument