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rational - (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
paramour - illicit lover
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food