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derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
unprepossessing - unattractive
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
breed - produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism