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havoc - widespread damage; disorder; chaos
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
gnarled - twisted
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
conglomerate - corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage