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barbarism

extreme cruelty or brutality

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hobgoblins

a mischievous imp or sprite

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slums

a squalid and overcrowded urban street

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genteel

polite, refined, or responsible

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superannuated

obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments

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cumbersome

large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use

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proponents

a person who advocates a theory

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skinflint

a person who speaks as little money as possible

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cavalier

showing a lack of proper concern

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fence Off

to surround or enclose

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feasible

possible to do easily or conventionaly

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elasticity

the ability of something to change and adapt

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desultory

lacking a plan, purpose or enthusiasm

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extrapolate

extend the application of

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baseline

a minimum or starting point used for comparisons

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immemorial

originating in the distant past

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arbiter

a person who settles

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extricate

free (someone or something)

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patrimony

property inherited from one's father or male ancestor

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ultima

the last one

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fecundity

fruitfulness and fertility

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discernible

able to be discerned; perceptible

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battalions

a large body of troops ready for battle

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verity

a true principle or belief, esp. one of fundamental importance

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ominous

giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen

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dubious

hesitating or doubting

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espousal

an act of adopting or supporting a cause

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permissiveness

habitually or characteristically accepting or tolerant of something

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apparatchik

a member of a communist party apparat