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exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
discernible - distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic