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abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
prolific - producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention