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arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
agog - highly excited; intensely curious
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
tinge - give a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy