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mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery