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resplendent - brilliant; splendid in appearance; dazzling; glorious
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)