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plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary