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provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
fraudulent - cheating; deceitful; Ex. fraudulent means; N. fraud: deception; swindle
dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
biennial - every two years
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German