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sclerotic (adj)
/sklɪəˈrɒtɪk/

1. (medicine) Of or having sclerosis (xơ cứng)
2. Becoming rigid and unresponsive; losing the ability to adapt

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saturnine (adj)
/ˈsatənʌɪn/

(Of a person or their manner) gloomy
(Of a person or their features) dark in colouring and moody or mysterious

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provenance (n)
/ˈprɒv(ə)nəns/

The place of origin or earliest known history of something
A record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality

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dilapidated (adj)
/dɪˈlapɪdeɪtɪd/

(Of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect

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complicit (adj)
/kəmˈplɪsɪt/

Involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong

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chauvinist
/ˈʃəʊv(ɪ)nɪst/

1. (n) A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism
A person displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own cause, group, or sex
2. (adj) Relating to or characteristic of a chauvinist

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avowed (adj)
/əˈvaʊd/

That has been asserted, admitted, or stated publicly

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censorship (n)
/ˈsɛnsəʃɪp/

The suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security

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bastardize (v)
/ˈbɑːstədʌɪz/

1. (often as adjective bastardized) Corrupt or debase (a language, art form, etc.), typically by adding new elements
2. Declare (someone) illegitimate

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genial (adj)
/ˈdʒiːnɪəl/

Friendly and cheerful
(Especially of air or climate) pleasantly mild and warm

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cupidity (n)
/kjuːˈpɪdɪti/

Greed for money or possessions

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grandeur (adj)
/ˈɡrandjə/

Splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style
High rank or social importance

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ramshackle (adj)
/ˈramʃak(ə)l/

(Especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair

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distil/distill (v)
/dɪˈstɪl/

1. Purify (a liquid) by heating it so that it vaporizes, then cooling and condensing the vapour and collecting the resulting liquid
Make (spirits or an essence) by distilling
Extract the essence of (something) by heating it with a solvent
Remove (a volatile constituent) of a mixture by heating
2. Extract the essential meaning or most important aspects of

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forgo/forego (v)
/fɔːˈɡəʊ/

Go without (something desirable)
Refrain from

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trope (n)
/trəʊp/

A figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression
A significant or recurrent theme; a motif