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stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
upshot - outcome; final result
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
foolhardy - rash; reckless; foolishly daring
inanimate - lifeless; not animate