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exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature