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oligarchy - government by a privileged few
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
girth - distance around something; circumference
patrimony - property inherited from a father
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
spoof - parody
sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter