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patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
languish - lose animation or strength
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
arsenal - storage place for military equipment
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
euphony - sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor