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potentate - monarch; sovereign
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion