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rile - irritate; vex; muddy
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
melee - fight
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat