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suitor - man who is courting a woman
wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
metropolis - large city