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nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
imminent - impending; near at hand
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
menace - threat; V: threaten
tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually