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::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
::: stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
::: bigotry - stubborn intolerance
::: wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
::: wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
::: prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
::: collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
::: disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track