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regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
buffoonery - clowning
edifice - building (of imposing size)