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exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
bigotry - stubborn intolerance
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture