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reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
abjure - renounce upon oath
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped