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belittle - disparage; depreciate
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
trajectory - path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote