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subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
refraction - bending of a ray of light
repartee - quick clever reply
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid