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intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
gist - essence; main point; substance
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
comprise - include; consist of
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass