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patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
alcove - nook; recess
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice