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criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
topple - become unsteady and fall down
germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
accelerate - move faster