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condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart