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partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera