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gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
gourmet - connoisseur of food and drink; epicure
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch