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chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
flotsam - drifting wreckage
bacchanalian - drunken
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
menace - threat; V: threaten
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic