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stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow