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foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
referendum - direct vote by all the people
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore