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harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
muster - gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy