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1

to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice

apprise

2

fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent

bibulous

3

a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat

claque

4

to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of

deracinate

5

protection; patronage; sponsorship

aegis

6

charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity; derived from or provided by charity

eleemosynary

7

originating in the country or region where found, native; inborn; inherent

indigenous

8

given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious

lachrymose

9

a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium

lexicon

10

a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tumultuous mingling

melee

11

a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system

microcosm

12

very small, tiny; a lowercase letter

minuscule

13

to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder

obfuscate

14

the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children

paternalism

15

to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrastng positions; to cause light to vibrate in a pattern

polarize

16

the range, extent, or scope of something; in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute

purview

17

having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook

sanguine

18

a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette; any impropriety or mistake

solecism

19

a person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependent; a servant; subserviant

vassal

20

the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable

verisimilitude