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contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.