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spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
citadel - fortress
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
rotund - (of a person) fat and round