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philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
impious - irreverent
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology