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prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
dismantle - take apart; disassemble
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance