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sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
illimitable - infinite; limitless
strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
obsequy - funeral ceremony
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold