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connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
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)
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem